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are approached or anything happens in your professional lives with the united states government that you have any questions about, please come to this committee. we take the work of whistle- blowers and people who give testimony very seriously. you have been critical to bring out things which would not have -- which would not have come out to. i will close with two comments. that i took away from today. he did not produce security at -- you do not reduce security at the -- the same time as you are increasing hazardous duty pay. it does not make sense. i have not heard that question asked and answered. i only heard that it occurred. i think the state department to take away from today and understanding that that sends a message that says, we will pay you for the risk. we will not pay to have you made safer. that is the impression that anyone would get if you reduce the staffing below recommendations or request an increase the pay. i do not think the men and women who service overseas want. i know the compensation for hardship is important, but safety comes first. i have the marine fellow who work
that are investing right here in iowa, right here in the united states of america, rebuilding our manufacturing. [applause] i want to control more of our own energy. you heard last night oil production is up, natural gas production is up. we'vee've also said is got to develop a new source of energy and we've got to be more fisht with our economy. so we raised fuel efficiency on cars so your car will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. we had double the amount of renewable energy we generate from wind and solar and buy fuels. today the united states of america is less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last two decades. so the question -- so the choice you have -- you heard last night, it's not a choice between oil versus solar or natural gas versus wind. we all agree we got to increase oil production and natural gas production. but the question is whether we build on the progress for the new energy source of the future. i'm not going to keep on giving corporate tax funded welfare to oil companies $4 billion a year when we could use that money to promote wind and solar and long-lastin
that the main suspect in last year's iranian plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states pled guilty in a u.s. court yesterday. what does this maybe say about what the iranian government is willing to do? >> well, it did not need this particular case in order to prove once again that the iranians have been involved in terrorist activities against persons, against states, against countries for a long period of time. iran uses terrorism as a major tool of its international relations. it is as simple as all that. iran has plotted against others as well, individuals as well, and has also been shipping arms and equipment into areas inside the middle east. syria is one case now in point. there is an iranian force -- iranian forces are battling on syrian soil against syrians. there are iranians that have been in lebanon for quite some time and who have been handling equipment in lebanon, which has been of a great danger to israel. iran has used the state of sudan as an area through which they could send equipment through sudan to egypt to send that into the gaza strip. as i said, the
union. they looked at the united states and thought if they have a common market, same rules and regulations that it would be a huge boost to the economy. those two reasons still exist. i think they will still model through because the alternative is potentially so bad. i could be wrong. you will see good news, bad news. it will work -- it will not work. they cannot do it all at once. they have the will. the politicians say there is no plan be. -- plan b. >> let's just keep globetrotting for second. the international financial meetings in japan. one thing coming out is the imf predictions for the slowdown in global economic growth. alcoa announced this morning the drop-off of global demand for aluminum which is sending an indicator. are you seeing the same thing in your business operations? you are a truly international institutions. are using a sign a slowdown? >> not quite like that. europe is in a mild recession. the government is going to spend 50% of the money. that will not go down. asia is a slower but it is nothing mystical or different than your read about. united st
of the united states. [applause] we take america to two very different places and that is clear by virtue of what you have heard over the last two debates and you will hear over the last one as well. the president will put an america in place that has about $20 trillion in debt, killing the american dream for your kids. if i become president, i will take the action to make sure we kept our federal spending, we limit federal spending as a percentage of our total economy, and we finally get america on track to a balanced budget. [applause] if president obama were reelected, is spending plan and is borrowing and the death of that borrowing will cost -- cause not only high income people pyrotechnical small but, you will see middle income people in this country facing $4,000 more in taxes. when i become president of the united states, i will lower taxes for the middle-class and on small businesses who need a real break. he made it clear as well in the last couple debates that he is reelected, we will have obama care including $716 billion of cuts to medicare. i hope you know what that means. d
full duty as citizens. god bless you, your family, and the united states of america. thank you very much. [applause] >> we come to the main event. [laughter] we turn to our host for closery remarks and benediction. ladies and gentlemen, the arch bishop of new york. [applause] >> it does traditionally fall to the host of this evening to call it tonight. -- call it a night. thank you everybody for your gracious company this beautiful evening. what a unique honor to welcome and thank president obama and governor and mrs. romney. [applause] our two candidates claim both of your parties, the republicans and democrats, are tents, containing extraordinary perverse, even contrary an opposite groups. you two do not have anything over the catholic church. we have both biden and ryan. [laughter] governor romney, thank you i was hoping the republican didate might be governor christie. i would have looked a lot better sitting next to him. mr. president, i trust you will be able to report to mrs. obama that i ate my vegetables and salads. if she had been first lady when i was growing up in the '
daschle, know what i respected more at all the years -- all the years i worked in the united states senate, and tim, your courage, you have such incredible courage and character. [applause] stephanie, thank you for helping hunter get through georgetown. [laughter] you really screwed him up. he went to yale. it bothered me a lot. hildi -- it is good to see you, old buddy. you are still punching. thank you for the help. 1980 was a tough year. a real tough year. in 1980, we lost gaylord nelson, we lost george mcgovern, we lost the heart, soul, and spine of the united states senate i have joined. the speech you heard george giving, i remember like you do, but maybe from a different perspective. i was a 29-year-old kid. i was a senate nominee from the state of delaware. at my first convention. sitting there, mesmerized by the man who was speaking. much too late in the night, but speaking. i ran with your father in 1972. when i was elected -- i was not old enough to serve. i got elected when i was 29. i had to wait to be eligible to be sworn in. i not only served with your father in the senate f
outside the united states including in chinese companies. mr. president, have you looked at your pension? have you looked at your pension? >> i've got say. >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> it's not as big as yours so it doesn't take as long. i don't check it that afternoon. >> look at your pension, you also have investments in chinese companies. you also have investments outside the united states. >> we are off topic here, governor romney. >> we are a little off topic here. i thought we were talking about immigration. i want to make sure. >> in a could have you sit down governor romney, thank you. >> i do want to make sure we understand something. governor romney said he wasn't referring to arizona as a model for the nation, his top adviser on major leagues immigration is the guy who designed the law, the entirety of it, not just e- verify, that's his policy, and it won't help us grow. when we think about immigration, we have to understand there are folks all around the world who still see america as the land of promise and they provide us energy and they provide us
of the united states military? two minutes, virgil goode. >> as i said, if i'm elected president i will balance the budget, and part of the cuts have to be in the department of defense. we cannot do as mitt romney and paul ryan suggest increase military funding by $2 trillion over the next decade. i support a strong defense. but we need to retrench rather than trying to be the policemen of the world. we have too many soldiers, too many troopers scattered around the world. our presence needs to be decreased around the world, not increased, and the united states should stop trying to be the overseer of the world. that will save us billions and billions of dollars. [applause] >> all right. governor johnson. >> we need to provide ourselves with a strong national defense. the operative word here is defense, not offense and not nation building. [applause] >> the biggest threat to our national security is the fact that we're bankrupt, that we're borrowing and printing money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar we spend. in promising to submit a balanced budget to congress in the year 2013, that
as far as the president of the united states with what they put out earlier today. there is a case called griswald vs. conn. this was 1965, when the supreme court said that there is a constitutional requirement, that prohibited the states from banning the sale of contraceptives. i accept that as constitutional, and we tell people to go something they can be constructive with. but this is constructive and a difference between us that is not manufactured. we have babies in america and iowa that are aborted because they are baby girls and the mother wants a baby girl -- a baby boy in said of a girl. this is -- the people of by what did not care about this. i think it matters to a low girls that are being aborted. >> do you believe in the right to privacy which was put forward with griswold vs. connecticut? >> this is an important question for people to know -- >> i accept the decision of griswald. >> i take that as a no. >> then you misunderstand it. >> do you support an amendment to the u.s. constitution, the person had amendment that was proposed in the state of mississippi and failed? >>
. the united states has the worst rate of industrialized nations of women dying in connection with pregnancy and childbirth. under obama care there will be 30 million people without essential health care by the year 2022. and during the bush and the obama years our constitution has been shredded while the impeerl presidency -- the imperial presidency expanded. the presidents that think they can take us to war on a pack of lies. with presidents that think federal government should have the authority to round anyone up, including u.s. citizens, and imprison them without charges, without trial, without legal representation, and without the right of habeous corpus. and our elected officials are sound asleep when the pentagon is warning that climate change is a greater long-term security risk to the united states than terrorism. so if you like the way things are going, vote democratic or republican. if you want real change, vote your conscience, vote justice. economic justice, social justice, environmental justice. [cheers and applause] >> back to our opening statement from virgil goode. >> tha
in the united states and create jobs. >> i can tell you from my own experiences as a governor in a competitive state that our best teachers were that labor unions. then later on, and george soros. he taught everyone in america. you cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. go for it, i say. >> we do not do endorsements. we have pacs. we encourage them to be involved. if we are going to address any of these issues, maybe we can get something done if everything looks exactly the same. it is an example of people having a better understanding of our position. that is why been we have engage our membership on it. >> let's go to questions from the audience. please raise your hand and give me your name and your affiliation. and that would be wonderful. there are microphones. the lady with the red jacket. >> good morning. i am the ceo of women's and structural owners association in alexandria. there has been a lot of discussion about the size of government and how do we get the money that we need. what about the discussion of cutting the size of government? it is too big. in any downturn, all the busines
. to improve the electoral system of the united states. form a non-partisan coalition is to unite people and organizations across the political spectrum who also want free, open, and fair elections. these individuals represent all types of political ideologies. i imagine our audience is just as diverse. we hope to have candidates for every level of government. [applause] ultimately, we the people are our government. if we don't pay attention, don't discuss, or don't discuss issues with friends and classmates, we get the same dysfunctional system, no matter who is in charge. but if we educate ourselves, we can figure out how each of us can make a positive impact. that's the way to change the system. knowledge-sharing, truth seeking, open debate, fresh ideas, and discovering a common ground. we are at a critical time in our nation's history. it is time to take this country back. [applause] >> our moderator tonight is award-winning media broadcaster, larry king. [cheers and applause] he is the host of "larry king now." thank you, larry. >> thank you. and welcome everybody. i am very happy t
. that man is standing back here. presidente the unite of the united states. please welcome the next president of united states, mitt romney. [cheers and applause] ♪ [playing "born free"] ♪ >> that is one heck of a virginia welcome. thank you, virginia. [cheers and applause] you, paul. does the music just bring up your day? [applause] then he for the endorsement of the -- we appreciate the endorsement of the nra. [applause] last night was an important night for the country. [cheers and applause] they got the chance to cut through all the attacks and counterattacks and all the theatrics associate with the campaign and instead listen to substance. i appreciate the fact athat jim lehrer asked questions about substance. i appreciated that i was able to ask obama about obamacare. i asked, why is it that the middle class is still buried in this country? why we have millions of people out of work? why is it that half of our children coming out of college cannot find a job? why is it that when he took office, 32 million people are on food stamps? i asked him those questions. you heard hi
as democratic candidate to president of the united states today? >> i do think so. the moderate wing, the moderate clinton-johnson -- i want to make one point, despite senator mccain's joke about governors. [laughter] i noticed arnold said something about body mass in his opening speech. the four governors here, and i do not mean to disparage what is happening in washington, we as governors, and i hope the schwarzenegger institute does not abandon states and local government and county commissions. we have to work together with the legislature. we have to balance the budget or we go to jail. maybe that is how some got there. so by partisanship -- bipartisanship athens. i worked with arnold when we were governors on clean energy. on climate change. we were ahead. immigration -- with charlie on health care. by the way, john and i came to the congress, said the same time. we worked on navajo issues and creating a federal boxing commission and native american issues with tom daschle. i think this is a good issue -- panel. the states, there are laboratories ofbi partisanship -- bi partisa
associates. we have enormous potential in the united states to develop our energy resources. it seems a lot of it is a communications challenge. when you have a lease it does not mean you will find oil. var, we talk about it having big reserves. it takes a long while. how do we communicate that to the average citizen? that will be the key to have a sound energy policy that can benefit all americans. >> the chamber is very active in politics, but we don't do presidential policy. i will refer to something that candidate romney said the other day about energy. he said you spend all your time in energy beating up on the existing energy system, which does a of a job. about $2 trillion worth of deductions, while putting $92 billio -- putting $90 billion into something else. the fundamental thing is we know we have a lot of energy. we do it right -- and the country owns 68% of the lands -- we do it right, hire people and they will pay taxes and the companies will pay taxes and pay royalties. it will take time, but we are talking about a 10-year deal on spending and taxes and it ought to be on ener
have voted for sanctions starting when i first came to the united states congress on iran. you have your facts wrong. i did, indeed, on two occasions -- >> four. >> you are incorrect. believed that there was a prospect in iran for regime change from within. many of those who look at the region carefully saw that there were hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets and stood up to a ahmadinejad and the ayatollah khomeini. and i felt that very important that we send a message to those people that we wanted them to succeed in regime change from within, especially when we are talking about stakes as high as sending wisconsin young men and women into harm's way, i would sure rather see that regime change happen from with in. you have probably read the same histories i have. they were brutally beaten back by the iranian government. i think we missed an opportunity for regime change there. it so we had to go back to the tactics of crippling sanctions, crippling sanctions. that is where we are right now. i want to add one thing. i was so disturbed after havin
am an honorably discharged united states marine. i served in desert storm. i am a criminal defense attorney for 19 years. i started off my law firm in 2007 and i employ 11 full-time people at my firm. i know what it is like to run a small business. we have strayed far from the principles of limited government. our government taxes and spends out of control and our civil liberties are constantly under attack. we can fix it, but we need to get government back into its cagae. >> our final opening statement is from jeff flake. >> good to be here. two days ago, cheryl and i received a wonderful phone call from my son syan and forming as we are grandparents. aidan was born into a wonderful family, but he was born into $50,000 of debt. his share of the federal debt we all hold. that is why the stakes in this election are so high. we have to have somebody who understands fiscal discipline. that has been my record in the house of representatives, where i fought my own leadership on issues like earmarks. they punish me for it, but i kept at it and we do not have earmarks any more. that is th
, their leaders. the president of the united states said that night that his foreign policy in the middle east and around the world has been a success. benghazi is burning, we have a dead ambassador, a dead american, syria has killed over 50,000 of its people. the white house knew that a terrorist organization took responsibility for the attack and they continued with the message that it was a video. we can have the debate on how to handle the middle east. it is indisputable that the middle east is in chaos right now. it is in chaos under the leadership of president obama. host: on twitter -- guest: that question is a false question. mitt romney is not going to get rid of social security or medicare. mitt romney has talked about the need to reform medicare for people my age so that it exists for the next generation. medicare is not going to change for existing seniors. host: 29 electoral votes up for grabs. how do florida voters? what is the process? what kind of voting system? guest: there is early voting, which will begin on the 27th. there is absentee voting going on right now. we have abou
. there are some faults in this crowd who probably have been following me since i was running the united states senate. [applause] -- running for the united states senate. [applause] the sky right here served in the next states senate. you could take a videotape of things i have said 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you say, this is the same guy. that is the same values. he cares about the same people. he does not forget where he came from. he knows who he is fighting for. you know what? i have not finished all the work we started in 2008, but i have fought for you every single day that i have held this office. [applause] and with your help i have kept commitments i have made. i told you we would end the war in iraq -- we did. i said we would begin the process of ending the war in afghanistan -- we are. i said we would focus on the terrorists to ashley attacked us on 9/11, and we have. and a new tower rises over manhattan and osama bin laden is dead. i kept that promise. [applause] i promise to cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses. we have done that. i promised to end taxpaye
you're doing. we are the number one convention destination in the united states because we built that up. when you have a president's saying do not go to vegas, it hurts us. host: we will take a call now on the democratic line. denise, are you there? i want to ask you about the question of ron paul voters in nevada and how they are going to play in this race. at the nominating convention, some of his supporters tried to challenge what the state was trying to nominate. correct? guest: yes. i was an alternate to the convention. i was there. they voted against what our rules were. there is a controversy here on that. there are two different ron paul supporters. there are those who could care less who it is as long as it is not ron paul. then you have the rational ron paul people who are going to look at barack obama or mitt romney. to those people, there is a major difference and they are going to come down on the side of mitt romney. the others are saying the republican party did not nominate ron paul so we are going to vote for obama. host: are there enough of this to affect the e
thing i ever heard of my life. you are accusing the president of united states of using a government program to manipulate people do not get a job, to be dependent on the government for services? impressed. we are a few minutes and -- >> let me finish. pressed we're a few minutes and and you have now three times call me crazy on observing that the president has expanded government dependency. >> you are saying he is manipulating american civil democratic. -- so they will vote democratic. >> let's talk about the issue of benefits. in 1960, 20% -- of federal spending went to individual spent -- payments. this year, 65% of federal spending goes to individual payments. i would suggest we do have a problem with government -- >> we had a downturn in the economy. we of hard times, people looking for work and not able to find jobs. >> 65% of federal spending going to individual payments. it may not sound good, but we have created a welfare state. >> to blame it all on president obama is even worse. to declare the president of the united states is manipulating so people will stay and vote dem
. this will boost growth and encourage more companies to reinvest in the united states. corporate tax reform, under the leadership of chairman baucus senator hatch should be treated separately from our attempt to get a handle on the deficit. but when it comes to the individual side of the code, our approach must be different. in this part of reform, the new money we collect from broadening the tax base cannot all be applied to prepare -- to reducing rates or else we will not get enough revenues to strike an agreement on deficit reduction. using tax reforms to produce revenue departs from the 1986 model. some still have not accepted as reality. they believe the dollars from loophole closing should all be used for reduction rather than deficit reduction. ed kleinbart at the joint committee for taxation recently had a message for these holdouts. >> there is perhaps no issue facing congress that is more complex than tax reform. for all the disagreements on taxes, most policy-makers asked what the broad outline of tax reform might look like when you ask them is you get a startling difference in dramatic
work every time we have a disaster here in the united states of america, but obviously the red cross is doing outstanding work internationally. we want to thank them for their outstanding work. a few things i want to emphasize to the public at the top, this storm is not yet over. we of gone briefings from the national hurricane center. it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, downed power lines, risks of high winds. very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community. listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. the more you follow the instructions, the more they can deal with situation. next obviously i want to talk about the extraordinary hardship. seen over the past 48 hours. our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families to of lost loved ones. unfortunately there have been fatalities as a consequence of hurricane sandy, and it's not clear that we have counted up all the fatalities at this point. obviously this is something that
of anyone running for the united states senate. we have a very diverse state. we have a culturally diverse state. we have to resolve these issues so we can move forward as a state. you are sticking your head in the sand, about amnesty and things like that -- that does not help the situation. that does not help our border region. we have over $1 billion of legitimate commerce traded across the border every single day. yet you are scaring the daylights out of our border communities because of your policy. you even disagree with your wife, who served on a committee of the north american union of mexico, the united states, and canada. to give a free border pass across the borders. >> i am sorry, mr. sadler, that you feel obliged to attack my wife. >> i am not attacking her. you disagree with her. >> i think that is unfortunate you are willing to go there. >> i am not attacking her. it is a document that she worked on with condoleezza rice. on the border. >> you are talking over each other. you respond. silence, please. i will let you respond, then we will begin to wrap up. go ahead and finish
sworn to uphold the constitutional laws of the united states of america. as mayor, federal laws were enforced by our local police. if federal law enforcement officials saw something that was local law being broken, they have the authority to hold a person over. there has to be coordination whether it is a federal bank robber or local police help the feds. i'm a big supporter of the 287g effort to use that. one of the problems we have now with a legal emigration, we don't know the identity of many people in our state. they have up to six different forms of identification. the 287g program made sure that if a person was arrested we could find out who they were based on federal crime records. that is an important program and i'm disappointed their current president is discouraging the implementation and continuation of 287g. i think the president is wrong on that issue. i hope that changes. >> we will get into a lightning rod but hopefully the questions will elicit shorter answers. >> you are both public servants. we solicited the number of our questions from our viewers. what impresses
of the united states. as a democratic analyst, to us, it re-ignited the whole medicare issue. we had spent a lot of time talking about the ryan plan. sometimes, we would talk about the ryan plan without saying "the ryan plan" because people did not know who paul ryan was. now they do. we have done polling and seen is an effective message for democrats against republicans, to talk about the ryan plan. >> let me push back a little here. >> go right ahead. [laughter] >> a day or two before governor romney made his decision about his running mate, i was talking to another pollster. runs the democracy corps. they have been trying to use the ryan plan to beat republican members of congress over the head. like you said, nobody knew who paul ryan was. as we were getting off the phone, i said, i will give you this. i do not think governor romney is going to pick paul ryan. but if he does, we will have another conversation. it strikes me that democrats have not effectively made medicare and the rhine plan -- the ryan plan, i have seen the polling and how it moves people. i have not seen them in flicked a
with the united states feared and live tonight, what engage as president obama and mitt romney have their first debate from the university of denver. our first program starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern. and after the debate, your reaction and comments. >> the first in 45 minutes, a discussion on the role of young voters in the presidential election.
shipping jobs overseas and focusing on small businesses create jobs in the united states, or closing deficit in a responsible way for a lot of us to invest in the future, all of those things are designed to make sure that the american people, their genius, their determination is channeled and they have an opportunity to succeed. everybody is getting a fair shot. everybody is playing by the same rules. four years ago i said i am not a perfect man and i will not be a perfect president. that is probably a promise gov. romney things i kept. i promised i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people. i have kept that promise. if you vote for me, i promise i will fight just as hard in the second term. >> thank you. thank you, mr. president. thank you for tuning in. this is an important election, and i am concerned about america. i am concerned about the direction of america has been taking. i know this is bigger than any election about the two of us as individuals. is bigger than our respective parties. it is about what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and y
will track you to the gates of hell. the president of the united states has led with a steady hand and a clear vision. governor romney, the opposite. the last thing we need now is another war. >> we mourn the loss of these four americans who were murdered. you take a look at what has happened in the last few weeks. they sent the u.n. ambassador out to say that this was because of a protest and a youtube video. it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. he went to the u.n. and he said six times the youtube video. if we are hit by terrorists, we are going to call it. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. should we have the marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi? we knew there was an al qaeda cell. this is becoming more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video. now they are blaming the romney-ryan ticket. we had the same position before the withdrawal. ours make sure we secure gains. the vice-president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. he failed to get the agreement.
we change our tax code so we are giving incentives to countries investing in the united states and creating jobs here. it also means we help them and small businesses to export all around the world. we have to make sure we have the best education system in the world. the fact that you are going to college is great. i want everybody to get a great education. we have worked hard to make sure student loans are available to folks like you. i want to make sure community colleges are offering slots for workers to get retrained for the jobs out there right now. number three, we have to control our own energy. not only oil, natural gas, which we have been investing in. we also have to make sure we are building the energy sources of the future. not just next year, but 10 and 20 years from now. we invest in solar, wind, biofuels. energy efficient cars. we need to reduce our deficit, in a balanced way. let's take the money we have been spending on war over the last decade to rebuild america. roads, bridges, schools. not only will your future be bright, but america's, as well. >> let me as
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